Alan Quinlan

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Ireland prop Tom Court was visiting his parents in Brisbane in 2013 when he was called up as a replacement for the Lions Tour in Australia. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

There will be an expectation in Wales that representation in the Lions squad to tour South Africa this summer will reflect the 2021 Six Nations Champi(...)

Johnny Sexton, Robbie Henshaw and Bundee Aki celebrate Ireland’s 32-18 win over England at the Aviva stadium on Saturday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/INPHO

If there was an ideal time for Ireland to produce their best performance of the tournament, then no better moment than against England at home and on (...)

Rachael Blackmore celebrates (just) one of her victories –  with Quilixios at Cheltenham. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Abraham

What with her fondness for winning horse races, it’s probable that Rachael Blackmore was a bit disappointed to be beaten into second in Friday’s Gold (...)

Scotland’s Stuart Hogg celebrates scoring a try against England at Murrayfield last month with Finn Russell. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

Back in 2008, Stuart Hogg was playing for the Scottish Under-17s against their English counterparts in Netherdale, home to Gala RFC. Borders territory(...)

Niyi Adeolokun celebrates with John Muldoon after Bristol Bears’ win over RC Toulon at Stade Maurice-David in October. Photo: Alex Caparros/Getty Images

“The fathach is gone now, he has gone back to his castle but the memories live on.” – Connacht tribute to John Muldoon in 2018 When elders of the hur(...)

Des Vallely is reunited with his children Daniel and Ella Rose six months after his tragic accident.

It has been a tough year, and many want to see an end to what has certainly earned the moniker annus horribilis. For the family of Des Vallely, who e(...)

Ireland captain Johnny Sexton leaves the pitch after being replaced in the Six Nations game against France at the Stade de France. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The witch hunt is a little premature. Ireland are already in flux. Nobody is getting canned. There is time and space for Andy Farrell to remodel this (...)

A general view of Thomond Park ahead of the meeting of Munster and Gloucester in October 2018. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Picture the scene. Around tea-time on a Saturday, it’s approaching kick-off. Munster have their backs to the wall yet again, some Fancy Dans from Engl(...)

Jack O’Donoghue during Munster’s training session at UL on Friday. Photograph: Inpho

Jack O’Donoghue is in his sixth season on Munster’s first-team squad, and he’s played 118 games, so it’s easy enough to forget he’s still only 26. He (...)

Ray D’Arcy manages to conjure up a united Ireland over Zoom

It’s Wednesday, and Ray D’Arcy is in danger of being overwhelmed by calamity. As well as dealing with numerous technical glitches – bad lines, dr(...)

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